ISER Publication - FASD Costs: Evidence from Hawaii Medicaid Data

ID: 1786

look up Mouhcine GuettabiMouhcine Guettabi, look up Bridget HansonBridget Hanson, look up Rebecca PorterRebecca Porter

2019-11-26

Report, 25pp.

We use information from Hawaii Medicaid data for individuals who have at least one FASD-related condition. The total spending for these individuals between 2011 and 2015 was $460,515,584. Of that total, more than $32 million is directly associated with FASD-related visits/codes. We find that the average FASD-related visit costs $121, which is more expensive than the average medicaid visit. We also find that the frequency of FASD-related visits increases with age. We find evidence that the number of initial conditions is positively associated with the number of visits and accumulated medical costs and that 20% of the patients are responsible for 85.85% of the total spending.

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